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Welcome to my little corner of the internet! I'm a single mum with a beautiful daughter and I started crocheting 4 years ago when I quit smoking, I'm a huge fan of the granny square and mostly spend my free time making blankets as well as occasionally trying to expand my crafty skills :-)

Monday, 21 July 2014

Reasons to be Cheerful (and other stuff)

Ok, this will be a massive post with a large variety of photos so hang on to your hats!

It's been an incredibly emotional week-Myf has finished her very last day at Primary School so they had a Leavers Prom

And a final School Assembly with Awards (linking the kids to famous names-mostly sports stars and singers but a few awesome ones) with Myf receiving 'Charles Darwin

She's having a lot of problems with her father at the moment but has been very strong in standing up for herself and telling him how she feels-it's going to be unpleasant for a while but hopefully it will settle down soon.

I finished my commision blanket in record time-the lady has asked me to post it to her when I get back from London.  I've sent her a photo and she loves it (phew!)

I've had a birthday as well-Myf spoiled me thoroughly and Rascal also wanted to get me something special-he brought me a dead bat :-(  Certainly never had one of those before!

I'm helping out the wonderful SIBOL with some blankets they've received that are a bit too small to use-

I'm taking a couple with me to work on-I'm playing with half squares for one of them that will make it about 40" wide, a little larger than standard but I'm hoping Sue won't mind!

My Dad had his 64th birthday a couple of days ago and he doesn't like presents being bought for him so instead I have made him this-

One of my earliest memories is when I was 6, helping my Dad build a barbeque in the back garden when a female stag beetle grabbed on to my toe-Dad managed to gently get her off and then spent ages teaching me about these gorgeous insects :-)  My Dad is also a huge Beatles fan so this seemed appropriate for when he's 64!

I couldn't find a pattern anywhere so I looked up a google image and went from there-the antlers should have been much larger as I wanted to make a male stag beetle but she's wonderful I think and I hope he likes it!

We'll be away for 10 days so I hope you all have sunshine and happy days :-)  Much love!


  1. Congratulations to your daughter! She looks pretty in her dress.
    Your commission blanket looks very pretty - of course the lady loves it!
    You did a great job designing that beetle - I'm sure your Dad will love it.
    Happy Birthday to you!! Enjoy your trip to London. :)

  2. Congrats to your daughter!! :) the beetle looks cute! Your Dad will like it.

  3. Congratulations on your first commission! That's wonderful, and well done on finishing it so fast. It sounds like you've had a busy time lately, with end of term and birthdays.I hope you have a great summer holiday. x

  4. Congrats to Myf. She looks gorgeous in that dress. Love the baby blanket.



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